Thanks! It's the real deal. Just added a custom stylesheet with the Stylish extension for Chrome and a script with CJS.https://chrome.google.com/webstore/deta ... cffe?hl=enhttps://chrome.google.com/webstore/deta ... elnpjljija
There are many others that perform similar functions, but settled on those two a couple of years ago and they've done well.
Have started to compile the various bits that go into it, starting with the icons and CSS here:https://github.com/david-mark/Funhouse
And as it is IMAP mail, the GMail client is not the only way to see my "log". Any IMAP client will do, though not with quite as much flair. Android notification shade, Mac Automator and the RSS Visualizer screen saver (with forwarding to a Google Group with RSS feed) are among other consumers of the data.
I like it as though Google can obviously read the text of my messages, their bots don't really know what it means. Most they will do with it is try to figure out ads to show me. Contrast with using something like Google Home or SmartThings where the 3rd party knows *exactly* what devices you have and what they (and you) are doing. Plus it's free for life.
Recommend Tasker and the Aqua Mail plug-in as another way to react to events. Also use Tasker to send entries straight to the "log" when away from my local network and Pushover to send a subset of events home to EG without using port forwarding. A homebody Android receives them and forwards on to EG over HTTP.
Also have very tight integration with Alexa and will post the JS I use for that when I get a chance. Will push to the above-mentioned repo as well. It runs atop the Alexa Web app, which also eliminates the need for port forwarding.